The Western Iowa No-Till Field Day was held at Carstens Farm on Tuesday, June 15, 2010.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service ("NCRS"), the Iowa State University Extension ("ISU"), and several local Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Harrison, Pottawattamie and Shelby Counties joined together to give farmers practical hands-on instructions on how to save soil, toil and oil with their crop production services. Attendees heard about crop rotations, disease concerns, erosion control, waterway management, fertility management and moisture conservation.
Bill Northey with the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture was the keynote speaker.
Other program presentations were made by:
·John Myers, NRCS State Resource Conservationist ·Ray Ward, Ward Labs, Kearney Nebraska ·Alison Robertson and Darren Mueller, ISU Plant Pathology Department ·NRCS Soil Conservationists ·Bryce Anderson, Meteorologist, DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Attendees were treated to
a great lunch served by
the Shelby County Cattlemen.
·A & M Greenpower ·Brokaw Supply Company ·Farm Bureau (E. Pott., W. Pott., Shelby & Harrison Counties) ·Farmers & Merchant State Bank ·Heartland Ag ·Heartland Technology ·Iowa Corn Growers Association ·Iowa Soybean Association ·Shelby County State Bank ·Soil and Water Conservationist Depts. (in E. Pott., W. Pott., Shelby & Harrison Cos.) ·Sorensen Equipment Co. ·Titan Machinery ·United Bank of Iowa